Handouts

The information displayed here corresponds with the Fall 2021 Architecture & Society course. Please ask your TA if you have any questions.

POLICIES AND INFORMATION

ARC 308 Syllabus Spring 2022
ARC 308 Detailed Check-in Schedule Spring 2022
ARC 308 Scavenger Hunt Assignment Spring 2022
ARC 308 Pecha Kucha Information Spring 2022
ARC 308 Think Sheet Information Spring 2022
ARC 308 Building List 2022

SAMPLE TESTS

ARC308 Sample Test #1.pdf
ARC308 Sample Test #2.pdf
ARC308 Sample Test #3.pdf
ARC308 Sample Final Exam

LECTURE HANDOUTS 

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION

Talk #2 – Architecture and Society—Overview
Talk #4 – Architectural Values

PART 2 – FORM IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk #6 – Architecture as Sensual/Visual Experience
Talk #7 and #8 – Architecture as Intellectual/Artistic Experience
Talk #9 and #10 – Systems and Order
Talk #11 and #12 – Numbers/Mathematics/Geometry as Inspiration of Form
Talk #13 and #14 – Nature/Biology/Organisms as Inspiration of Form
Talk #15 and #16 – Synthesis—Form

PART 3 – PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk #17 and #18 – Buildings and Land
Talk #20 – Geography/Topography/Ecology
Talk #21 and #22 – Structure/Materials
Talk #23 and #24 – Construction/Tectonics
Talk #25 and #26 – Architecture in Response to Climate
Talk #27 – Synthesis–Physical Considerations

PART 4 – HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURE

Talk #28 and #29 – Designation and Organization of Use
Talk #31 – Architectural Determinism
Talk #32 and #33 – Humanism at a Personal Scale
Talk #34 and #35 – Humanism at the Scale of Organizations/Communities/Bureaucracies
Talk #36 and #37 – Meaning in Public Buildings
Talk #38 and #39 – Synthesis – Human Factors

PART 5 – COMBINATIONS AND SYNTHESIS

Talk #40 and #41 – Technology as a Source of Beauty
Talk #42 and #43 – Perfection and Compromise
Talk #44 and #45 – A Few Good Buildings


Lecture Audio

* Dear Students,

As we venture into these uncharted waters, please understand we are doing everything we can to provide the best learning experience possible. Below you will find remastered versions of the audio files for your upcoming lectures. If you right-click you can open the link in a new tab and then, in that new tab, right-click again on the mini-player, you can download the file. This should give you more playback flexibility, if needed. We are taking this day by day, as you are, but please don’t hesitate to reach out with your concerns. We will help as much as we can!

Sincerely, your TA’s
March 30, 2020